Black Widow

Black Widow

Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson is Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow in this Marvel superhero movie set after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Co-stars Florence Pugh (Midsommar), David Harbour (Stranger Things) Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast). Cate Shortland (Somersault) directs.

When a dangerous conspiracy comes to light, Black Widow is forced to confront her past as a menacing force pursues her with the goal of taking her down.

2021Rating: M, Violence134 minsUSA
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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Confidently crafted and worthy on its own terms.

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IGN

IGN

While the film is plied with eye-catching action sequences, it struggles to strike a balance between action and family drama...

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Independent

Independent

It’s hindered most by the sensation that this has all come a little too late, especially for a character who’s been repeatedly let down by her own franchise.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Thanks to some zesty new character dynamics and smart twists, Marvel have finally done (Black Widow) right.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

In execution the film moves so haphazardly as to be bewildering.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Directed by Cate Shortland with propulsive excitement, humour and pleasingly understated emotional interludes...

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Variety

Variety

Shortland works in unvarnished closeup and establishes a mood of lurching, desultory anxiety that's closer to Russian neorealism than the Russo brothers.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Black Widow is a fun dysfunctional family sitcom, until it goes full Marvel.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

At its best... Black Widow is a welcome break from the overwrought transmedia machine that dictates Disney's biggest franchise bets...

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USA Today

USA Today

A strong solo superhero effort that feels both timely and also way too late.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Black Widow is too little, too late.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Black Widow simultaneously feels like too much and too little.

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New York Post

New York Post

A thrilling 007-like adventure.

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BBC

BBC

Black Widow sets itself apart by emphasising Natasha's past, and her reunion with her fractured, drolly comic family.

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Time Out

Time Out

A satisfying mix of muscle and emotion.

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

A fitting and often fabulous sign-off for one of the Avengers’ most memorable heroes.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It makes sense that a no-nonsense killing machine like Black Widow should have a no-nonsense instalment, but it's nice to see it actually happened.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

The real-world resonance falls totally, troublingly flat.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The fight choreography is impressively acrobatic, if mildly numbing...

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Shortland, an Australian director of indies, grounds Black Widow in a more tactile and murky reality.

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